There are few things more thrilling (and memorable) than last-second, game-changing shots in March Madness. That made us wonder: which of this year’s field of 68 is the best at making late-game clutch shots?
We define a late-game clutch shot as any hoop in the last five seconds of a game that gives a team the lead or forces overtime.
Radford’s Carlik Jones is one of just two tournament players who have hit two game-winners this year. Jones downed High Point with a buzzer-beater to win 78-76 in late January, then drained a three at the buzzer to beat Liberty 55-52 in the Big South championship and send the Highlanders to the NCAA tournament.
The other player with two game-winners is Butler’s Kelan Martin. Martin’s layup with four seconds left against Ohio State gave the Bulldogs the 67-66 win in November. His other came as a jumper against Georgetown for the 91-89 win.
Here’s the full list of the 40 teams:
|Stephen F. Austin||3||0||3|
|North Carolina Central||0||1||1|
|Cal State Fullerton||0||1||1|
The data in this story was analyzed by the Google Cloud Platform.